The Concept Of An Artist

It's Saturday and I felt like re-reading this. The following quote was taken from an exhibit featuring painter Richard Estes at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine in 2014.

I like it because it shows another side of being an artist. It's a side that is less flamboyant to the public and that is less talked about.  Hard work, good old hard work.


I've worked many years in advertising and I think the quote applies well to a creative process in general. You do have enthusiasm, passion, and emotion. But the great creatives I've worked with all had a process, a calculated, sustained one. Otherwise, they'd have been one hit wonders.

Here are a few photos I took from the exhibit:


And here's a video from the Portland Museum of Art: